All About Monofilament Wigs

Just what is a monofilament wig?. Monofilament refers to the type of material that hair strands are sewn onto. Unlike a cloth material, which can be itchy to those with sensitive scalps, monofilament material is a thin gauze-like, nearly transparent material which is much more comfortable to the touch. Hair strands are attached by hand-knotting them to this material, one strand at a time, hence the term "mono-filament".

This allows the strands to swivel freely on base and so the monofilament wig is more easily styled. This weaving technique also creates ventilation. Your monofilament wig will breathe while worn, and this prevents heat and moisture buildup.

The monofilament fabric itself is nearly transparent, and so takes on the approximate color of your own natural scalp, whatever shade that is. This amazing "chameleon" effect is another plus to the monofilament wig design. It has been said that a monofilament part is the most natural looking part in the wig industry, because it bares the natural scalp color of the wearer.

More About Monofilament Wigs

Monofilament wigs offer a unique combination of versatility and durability. A monofilament wig creates the illusion of natural hair growth and allows for multidirectional styling while also providing a cool, smooth feel against the scalp for long-lasting comfort. Monofilament is a sheer mesh made of strong synthetic fiber. In wigs, monofilament is used as a translucent segment – the part area or the entire crown – of a wig cap. Hairs are individually hand-tied to the monofilament segment of the cap, so each hair can swivel freely in any direction, creating natural hair movement. This mobility also allows the hair to be parted and styled in any direction. Sometimes referred to as a “mono top” or “skin top,” a translucent monofilament crown simulates natural hair growth from the scalp. Since each hand-tied hair is anchored to an individual spot on the monofilament, and since the monofilament is so sheer, it looks like follicular growth, even close up.

In addition to its amazingly natural appearance, seamless monofilament feels smoother against the scalp than an open wefted crown or a traditional lace-backed base. In the case of a double monofilament crown, a second layer of monofilament buffers the layer to which hair is knotted, so it feels altogether silky against the scalp.

In general, wigs designated as “monofilament wigs” pair mono tops with open cap construction on the sides and nape, which provides cooling ventilation. Monofilament wigs may feature hand-tied lace front hairlines, human hair or Remy human hair. Mono tops also may be included in completely hand-tied human hair wigs; in this combination, the nape and sides of the wig will be composed of hairs that have been hand-tied to a seamless, soft lace net cap, rather than the elasticized bands and wefts of open cap styles. Visit our Mono Top Collection page. We try to make our mono wigs as reasonable as possible. We know first-hand of many wig salons that charge between $500 and $1000 for the very same mono wigs that you will see here. As always, if you have any questions about mono wigs, feel free to email us. or shop from our Monofilament Wig Collection